WCAMI President Margaret Parker is the daughter of another talented artist, Pauline Parker, and has organized an outstanding posthumous retrospective of her mother’s narrative quilts, now on view until March 31 in the Gallery of the Village Theater, 5040 Cherry Hill Road, Canton MI 48187.
Completed between 1987 and 2003 when the artist was in her 70’s, these masterful textiles combine visual storytelling and exuberant design. Pauline Parker was an accomplished landscape painter when she began to work on these large, collage-style appliqued quilts. Her fanciful compositions include epic themes from Biblical narratives, women’s tales and contemporary scenes.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., also during public performances and by appointment. www.cantonvillagetheater.org (734) 394-5300.